May 26, 2020
Summer schedule change for the GCC Weekly newsletter

The GCC Weekly email newsletter will be sent on a bi-weekly or "as needed" basis for the summer season and return to its regular weekly distribution at the beginning of the fall 2020 semester. If there are no important announcements or time-sensitive opportunities to share, Tuesday's email will simply be skipped that week.  Please continue to send relevant updates and news our way to include in the newsletter and to keep connected with the broader GCC community!

Your constructive feedback regarding the effectiveness of the GCC Weekly and general GCC and IGC communications is continually welcomed. We hope you enjoy the summer season ahead!
Reminder: Annual reports due June 20th
Please remember to finalize your annual reports and send them to Jess Zielske ( by June 20th! Your participation allows us to complete the requirements for renewed funding every year. Thank you!

GCC Faculty Report Template: PDF / DOC
IGC Fellows Report Template: PDF / DOC
IGC fellow Kristen Bretz receives SFS Endowment Award
Kristen Bretz​  ( Hotchkiss Lab) is one of this year's recipients of the Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) Endowment Award! This competitive award ($1000) is given annually to top-ranked research proposals submitted by graduate student members of SFS.

Kristen's proposal was titled: "Biogeochemical consequences of headwater network connectivity".

Congratulations, Kristen!
Course of Interest: Advanced Careers in Conservation (FIW- 6004/ CRN 91856) with Dr. Ashley Dayer
This 1-credit course will provide graduate students with the opportunity to explore career options in fisheries, wildlife, land, and water conservation, held by those with natural sciences and social sciences MS and PhD degrees. The course will explicitly consider the various sectors of academia (research, teaching), NGOs, state agencies, and federal agencies.

Check out the course flyer or contact Dr. Ashely Dayer with questions.
Dr. Ben Gill - Geosciences

Ben's research combines classic sedimentologic and stratigraphic methods with both proven and novel geochemical and numerical modeling techniques. It also includes work at field locations from around the world, including sites in the Appalachians,...

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Junyao Kang - Geosciences

Junyao graduated from Peking University, China in 2018, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology. During his undergraduate education, he participated in an independent research program to study the paleoenvironment and dolomitization process...

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The Future Economy Collective is seeking donations and volunteers
Future Economy Collective continues to send meal and supply boxes to people in the New River Valley! They are currently seeking volunteers to help with mask making, meal box delivery, donation collections, and fundraising.
They could use donations of food, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, diapers, and hygiene products for babies and adults.
If you or someone you know could use a box, fill out their jotform or call/text them at (540) 200-8028.
NRV Elderly (including disabled and immunocompromised) group in need of donations
This group is requesting donations! Dried and canned goods, meal kits, plus cleaning and paper supplies are in highest demand. Donations are being collected at Holistic Veterinary Consultants in Blacksburg, 2401 South Main St. Suite F.
Collaboration remains at the heart of Climate Action...

The ongoing Climate Action Commitment revision process is not only generating recommendations that will help guide Virginia Tech's sustainable future, it is also fostering a dynamic ecosystem of university and community members collaborating to...

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Linsey Marr evaluates efficacy of sterilized N95...

Since March, Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering professor Linsey Marr, an expert in the airborne transmission of infectious disease, has been testing the efficacy of sterilized N95 respirators and alternative mask materials in...

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